The TDK Awards are BACK BABY! They’re free, easy to enter and packed full of the best prizes to boost your name in the industry — enter via the awards tab on the website. While you’re there, check out our our shiny new interviews with Singapore’s Fable & Oslo’s Isabelle Feliu, scroll through the global feed and bookmark some of your fave good reads and articles, like this one from #ShilloMAN Alumni Amy Pastilades on going freelance. Don’t forget #TDKtuesdays are back FEBRUARY 2019, thanks for a magical year friends!
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Get the low down on your fav Vancouver creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We'll admit it: we're pin crazy like the rest of the world, and our TDK Vancouver gang are teaming up with the amazing Angie Coates to talk all about enamel pin creation for our next #TDKtuesdays. Here we chat to Angie about her inspiration behind opening her online store Five15 (Her rescue pitbull, Meatball!), selling 'Dog Mum' pins to support rescue dogs and starting the day with coffee and podcasts.
Just like us Tierney Milne is a big fan of bold colours and graphic shapes! Studying both Psychology and Illustration Tierney loves bringing feelings or ideas to life excited by being able to experiment. Intentionally not wanting to pigeon hole herself, Tierney's work doesn't necessarily fit into one category or another.
Having a genuine connection with people has inspired Oli's passion projects—creating beautiful portraits with other creatives. MNSTR Gallery is part studio part gallery where Oli exhibits her work alongside her partner Ben with the plan to showcase more creatives.
Very Good Creative Co
At Very Good Creative Co they use mix of art and science when taking on a creative brief. Nick Adams talks with us about his about desire, frustration, and some top lessons he's learnt along the way with the "Very Good" title on his door!
We talk to Thomas Albrighton, Designer and Partner at Brief, about first job expectations, his design process, and entrepreneurial skills! As the only graphic designer at his first job, Thomas found it challenging when it came to problem solving; not having anyone else to bounce ideas off of. Now, at Brief, some of their best projects have been the result of collaboration - All right stop, Collaborate and listen (Ice Ice, Baby).
Bully Design Co.
Seriously one of the funnier/ all over the place interviews we have done in a while here at TDK - The hilarious Matt Salik, from Bully Design Co originally fell in love with the patch on he's dads overalls when he was a kid, while also growing up looking at he's brothers skateboard deck graphics from a distant (and only riding it secrectly to avoid getting bashed from big bro)!
We spoke with Owner/Creative Director of Burnkit - Dylan Staniul . Telling us how categories for design terms are out of date, to embrace deadlines and enjoy the pressure of coming up with new ideas. While also how design is not art.
Kristian Hay was always pretty analytical and academically driven as a kid up until he was in eighth grade or so, it was skateboarding that exposed him to a whole new mix of creativity. Making money from design at the tender age of 15, Kristian was already stocking shirt merch in retail stores all around Vancouver! Kristian tells us about the new Vancouver Mural Fest, some great podcasts, 5 current design crushes and also while most hate dealing with social media, to make the most of what it has to offer us as creative!
Julia Iredale was originally more interested in writing stories before she hit her teens and getting into visual arts. She spends half the week working for a print publication doing layouts and ad designs, and part time for herself working on freelance illustration projects. Julia talks to us about how she is always trying to make her digital work and her traditional painting practice intertwine with each other.
Glasfurd & Walker
We got to speak with the guys from Glasfurd & Walker, formally based in Sydney but these days are residing in Vancouver about the importance of a great personal brand when viewing portfolios. Also the excitement of being in a city that has a emerging scene along with other interesting topics.
Check out the industry standard of work in Vancouver - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Vancouver.
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Creative Mornings / VAN
CreativeMornings is a FREE monthly breakfast lecture series on creativity which originated in NYC and is now in over 120 cities around the world.
Scout is wholly independent and made-in-Vancouver by a handful of genuinely nice people who mean extremely well. It also harms no trees when it goes to print, and smells like cinnamon and cloves.
The Advertising & Desig…
Since 1948, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada has dedicated itself to one simple mission: inspiring creativity. As a non-profit organization, we strive to encourage the highest possible quality of work in Canadian advertising and design.
On The Grid Vancouver
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
GDC is Canadaʼs national certification body for graphic and communication design and, since 1956, has established standards for design professionals, educators, and leaders.
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